gas ranges - DCS vs Viking vs Wolf?

I'm remodeling my kitchen and have decided to splurge on a pro-style (zero clearance) 30" range. The main contenders seem to be DCS, Viking and Wolf. I'm leaning toward the DCS, but would welcome any feedback from folks with first-hand experience with any of the above. Thanks.
Joe
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Rootworker wrote:

Why not ask on rec.food equipment? Pro-style is not the same as pro, but it costs a whole lot more. I use a DCS pro range, and you won't match it's performance with the DCS residential line.
Does anyone know which pro-style paint or wallboard works best? :-)
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Thanks for that pointer - I'll check that newsgroup.
I know that pro and pro-style are not the same -- However, my kitchen is small, and I don't have the room to allow additional clearance, nor to accomodate anything larger than 30".
Thanks again,
Joe

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I'd LOVE to be able to go for a real commercial appliance, but I don't think I have the clearances to make it happen.
Joe

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Rootworker wrote:

It seems to be quite overpriced for what it is. It does not have many features that you would expect in standard, non-pro-style ranges. The cooktop burners are very poor at adjusting heat level: most of the angular range of the knob puts out high heat. At the low end, there is about 10 degrees where the heat goes down to medium. There is a simmer setting that is too low to simmer anything. If you try to set it between simmer and low, it soots up.
I think that the most recent consumer reports has an article about pro-style ranges.
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I have a Wolf. Pluses are: Looks great Burner control is great Heavy Duty Construction
Minuses are: Major pain to keep the cooktop clean with all its nooks and cranny's. VERY sharp edges on the bottom and the back of the unit. I sliced my finger pretty good when I was putting it in place. Wear gloves when you install it if you decide to go that route. If you install the stainless steel backsplash/shelf unit be very watchful of putting pots and pans to far back on the rear burners. I have nice burn marks on my backsplash to demonstrate why. I initially had a lot of soot buildup in the oven that required frequent cleaning. Turned out the installed orifice was the wrong size and the gas was not burning properly. Once I replaced the orifice the soot buildup went away.
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Thanks, all, for those enlightening responses. I'll definitely have to renew my subscription to Consumer Reports and check out that review. Thanks again,
Joe

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